General Bus Info:

Buses are now provided by several bus companies.
The Padstow area (south of the River Camel) is served by the following buses:
Go Cornwall Bus number 11A – Padstow to Bodmin Parkway station via Wadebridge
Go Cornwall Bus number 56 – Padstow to Newquay via Newquay Airport.
First Kernow A5 Coaster Bus – Padstow to Newquay via Newquay Airport.

To visit areas north of the River Camel (Polzeath, Port Isaac), you will have to take the 11A Go Cornwall Bus to Wadebridge and change or you can take the Padstow to Rock ferry and walk to the bus stop at Clock Garage which is a walk of approximately 20 minutes.

Visit First Kernow for bus times and other routes.
Visit Go Cornwall Bus for bus times and other routes.

General Train Info:

There is only one main train line running through the centre of Cornwall with a few branch lines. The stations are: Saltash, St Germans, Liskeard, Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Erth, Penzance.

The nearest train station to Padstow is Bodmin Parkway.

N.B. Google will tell you that the nearest train station is either Roche or St Columb Road.  Whilst these are geograhically slightly nearer they are small stations on the Newquay to Par branchline and are not easily accessible by public transport. The 11a bus runs from Bodmin Parkway to Padstow via Wadebridge

For Looe branch line, change at Liskeard. For Newquay branch line, change at Par, For Falmouth change at Truro. For St Ives change at St Erth.

Train timetables are available from National Rail

Click here for a map of the GB rail network


There are several taxis companies operating in the area. It is advisable to book in advance.
We recommend:

Coastline Travel  01637 860006  Based at Newquay Airport-Taxis and Minibuses

Cornwall Private Car Hire Taxi / Private hire service mainly covering Wadebridge, Padstow Rock, Polzeath and other locations throughout Cornwall.  Also offering an Airport drop-off and pickup service for Newquay Airport. 07724114253

Miller’s Taxis  07873498349  –  24/7 Local & Long Distance Airport & Station transfers.  8 Seater available.


Padstow Park and Ride:

Padstow Park and Ride will be operating as a Park and Walk until further notice.  It is situated on the Wadebridge Road A389, just before Tesco.   Telephone: 07803 557023 for opening times.

Rock Water Taxi:

The Wavehunters Water Taxi operates between Padstow and Rock across the Camel Estuary:

The service operates every evening from 7pm in the spring, summer and autumn months and is a convenient way to hop between the two popular destinations. The 10 meter jet-powered catamaran is fully licensed for 12 passengers and has outside seating, alongside a comfortable heated inside cabin. There is no need to book ahead and you are able to track the water taxi’s location, so you’ll never miss it again! Please enquire for private charter.

  • Adult Single/Return £6/£9
  • Child Single/Return £5/£6
  • Seasonal passes available

Just turn up, BOOK ONLINE or call the booking line 07778 105297

Padstow to Rock Ferry:

A foot ferry runs between Padstow and Rock daily.  At high tide it runs from the outer harbour every 15-20 minutes and from Lower Beach at low tide every 15-20 minutes.  Please check the blue board at the outer harbour wall for times and departure points.